Lafayette Public Charter School


January 25th-29th, 2021

What’s New at LCS 

January 25th-29th is Paraprofessional Appreciation Week. I would like to recognize our 3 wonderful paraprofessionals at LCS; Mrs. Turbes, Mrs. Hartley & Mrs. Besemer. Thank you for your dedication to our students and school. Words cannot express the amount of gratitude we have for you! Thank you for being apart of the LCS Family!

Report cards and updated school calendars were sent home. Please check folders for those and return the brown envelope signed (if you received one). This week also brings our mid-year AIMS Web testing assessments.

Sign up will begin soon for our annual LCS Talent Show. Please talk with your child(ren) about any special talents they’d like to showcase for their classmates. The virtual show will be posted on Facebook and the LCS website at the end of February.


Pre-K Open House & Kindergarten Round Up will run the week of March 1st. Families will need to sign up for individual visits. Virtual visits will also be offered. Watch for more information to come.

Pandemic-EBT Benefits for Families

Students who qualify for free or reduced-price meals may be eligible for Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) to purchase food for days they are not in the school building. To be considered, households must submit an application for free or reduced-price meals for the 2020-21 school year or be approved for Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. Families who received P-EBT benefits last summer are not automatically eligible; eligibility is based on the current school year. Benefits may be retroactive to September 2020, depending on when eligibility for free or reduced-price meals is determined. To ensure you qualify for the meal benefits, please submit your application as soon as possible. More information will be available in the following weeks.

Greenhouse/Garden Volunteers

Due to COVID, we will not be planting in the outdoor greenhouse this spring. Instead, we hope to use a portable greenhouse to plant in our classrooms! Each class will have the opportunity to plant/grow. We then plan to transplant those vegetables into the garden later this spring. We hope to have enough vegetables for our LCS students in the fall!

We will need some help this summer. We’re currently looking for individuals and/or families to help with the garden. Volunteer duties include watering, weeding and picking produce. If interested, please contact the LCS Office to sign up.

Distance Learning/In Person Learning Options

Currently, we give families the opportunity to attend school in-person or via distance learning. If your family would like to switch to/from either learning model, please let the LCS Office know. We need at least 1 weeks notice to prepare materials/meals/technology/classrooms. If you have any questions, please contact the office.


Please see the newly approved Academic Calendar below for most recent updates (1/22/2021)

Job Postings

Part-Time Custodian- 11/18/2020

Lafayette Public Charter School is now accepting applications for a Part-Time Custodian. Candidates with considerable experience in performing custodial and building maintenance, cleaning, and skills in facilities maintenance and safety protocols are preferred. This position is responsible for the overall cleanliness, sanitation, security, safety and maintenance of the school building, grounds and equipment. Hours vary from 15-20 hours per week.  A typical schedule is Monday-Friday 3:15-6:15pm with an hourly range of $11-$12 per hour.

Please email or mail an application (found on the Lafayette Public Charter School website to


Tally Clobes, Interim Director, Lafayette Charter School PO Box 125, Lafayette, MN 56054

Technology Coordinator

Lafayette Public Charter School is now accepting applications for a Technology Coordinator. This is a part-time position. Knowledge with SMART boards, Apple Products, website maintenance, basic troubleshooting, testing set-up and serving on the Technology committee is required.

Please email or mail a cover letter, resume, and application (found on LCS website) to:  


Tally Clobes, Interim Director, Lafayette Charter School PO Box 125, Lafayette, MN 56054

Want to help give back to LCS? Check this out!

MORE School Rewards program
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3) The points your school earns will help grow their share of the $150,000 total. It’s like a pie – the size of your school’s slice will depend on how many points they have received. School Rewards funds can be used for whatever your school or organization needs!

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Dates to Remember!

Jan. 25th-29th- Paraprofessional Appreciation Week

Jan. 29th- Early Out @ 12:30pm

Feb. 5th- Early Out @ 12:30pm

Feb. 9th- School Board Meeting @ 5:30pm

Feb. 11th- Early Out @ 12:30pm

Feb. 12th- No School

Feb. 15th- No School





Bagels or Breakfast Cookie, Fruit or Juice, White or Chocolate Milk


Corndogs, Sweet Peas, Lettuce, Veggie Sticks, Sliced Peaches, White or Chocolate Milk



Muffin, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk


Hamburgers with Cheese option, Tator tots, Lettuce, Veggie Sticks, Mandarin Oranges, White or Chocolate Milk



Yogurt, Granola bar, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk


Pepperoni Pizza, Green Beans, Lettuce, Veggie Sticks, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk



Muffin, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk


Chicken Fajita Strips, Mixed Vegetables, Lettuce, Veggie Sticks, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk



Assorted Cereal, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk


Cheesebread Dunkers, Dipping Sauce, Corn, Lettuce, Veggie Sticks, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

This menu is subject to change. Fresh vegetables are utilized in the daily menu whenever possible. Vegetables will vary dependent on the availability in our Farm to School Program. Whole wheat grain products are used unless otherwise noted. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. Our Lunch Program is Offer vs Serve. See handbook for more information